Finer grained standards that are part of this one
link ideas within paragraphs using transition words and phrases
Engage in writing as a process.
Select audience and purpose.
Narrow the topic.
Use a variety of prewriting strategies.
Recognize different forms of writing have different patterns of organization.
Organize writing to convey a central idea.
Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea.
Write related paragraphs on the same topic.
Elaborate writing by including details to support the purpose.